Wildcat Central



Please note that on February 23, part of Bristol Avenue will be closed to traffic.  This area runs from the AHS exit all the way to Wooten Hollow and the closure will affect two of our bus routes.  
Drivers of these two buses will let parents know about changes in pick-up and drop-off times. 


ATTENTION PARENTS

Attendance
Per CCS policy, students who have more than 7 absences will receive a failing grade for the semester.  

Parent Portal
The new Parent Portal is up and running!  Now you can monitor your child's grades and attendance at your convenience. Contact the front office for more information or to receive your username and password.  

School Hours  
AHS school day begins at 7:55 am and ends at 3:05 pm. Excessive tardies will result in detention.  Please ensure your son or daughter is at school and on time. 

Lunch
Students cannot sign out of school for lunch.  Leaving for lunch is an infraction of Cherokee County Board Policy 4215 (see page 9 in your handbook).  Students leaving for lunch, or family/friends bringing food from restaurants to school, violates the guidelines for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch program.  

Lunch is provided daily at AHS and students are welcome to bring lunch from home, but there can be no outside commercial competition to the Free and Reduced Lunch Program.  Violation of this policy jeopardizes the Free and Reduced Lunch program for all students.  

If students have dentist or doctor's appointments scheduled during lunch, parents will need to come to AHS and sign out their students in person. 


Congratulations 
Virginia Haynes, Cherokee County Principal of the Year!

Joslyn Parker, our 2014 AHS Teacher of the Year!

 


Mark Your Calendars   






 



Congratulations

Congratulations to the varsity girls basketball team who qualified for the NCHSAA state playoffs.  The Lady Cats will travel to East Wilkes on Tuesday, February 24.  Way to go ladies! 

 

Thank You  

Thanks to everyone who purchased a BBQ plate on Friday from the Wildcat Club.  The fundraiser was a big success and all proceeds will go to support the Athletic Program at AHS. 

   

Blood Drive

The second blood drive of the year will be this Thursday, February 26.  Please drop by AHS and donate. 

 

Far West Shooting Tournament

The Far West Shooting Tournament will be held on Saturday, February 28 at the Sheriff’s range. 

 

Save Your Cans!

Please save your aluminum cans and bring them to AHS.  The cans will be scrapped and the money used for the AHS Softball team as part of Allie Griggs senior exit project.


ACT

All juniors will be required to take the ACT on Tuesday, March 3.  This exam is very important. If students do well on the ACT, they  can use the score for their college applications and avoid paying and take the SAT next year.)  These scores can also qualify students to take the free online college courses available at AHS.  Students can do practice questions at  http://www.actstudent.org/sampletest/


SAT dates

There are two remaining SAT dates left for the school year. To register, see Mrs. Burch or go to www.collegeboard.com/SAT. 


Dates are: May 2 (register by April 6) 

          and June 6 (register by May 8).


Scholarship Information
There is new information about scholarships available. 

Visit the Guidance Counselor's page or see Mrs. Burch for more information.  


Free and Reduced Lunch Forms  

Free and Reduced Lunch forms are still available in the office at AHS and here

Yearbooks

Yearbooks are now on sale!  You can now order and pay for them online.


Athletics Announcements


Smoky Mountain Tournament: Due to the weather and the NCHSAA playoff schedule, the Varsity portion of the Smoky Mountain Conference Tournament has been cancelled.  

 

The JV Portion will continue this week at Andrews High School weather permitting.   Admission is $6 and only NCHSAA passes will be accepted. 

 

Monday, February 23rd

JV Girls  Robbinsville will play Murphy at 4:00pm

JV Boys Robbinsville will play Andrews at 5:00pm

JV Girls  Hiwassee Dam will play Cherokee at 6:30pm

JV Boys Cherokee will play Hayesville at 8:00pm

 

Wednesday, February 25th

JV Girls Championship  6:00pm

JV Boys Championship 7:30pm 

Spring Sports  

The baseball, softball and track starts February 23.  Students must have a current physical on file to participate.